Progressive 944-Series Ultra And Ultra-Low Shocks For Harley Touring Models 1980-2014

944seriesultratouring1944seriesultratouring2944seriesultratouring3Progressive Suspension is offering bagger riders shocks that sit up to 2” lower than a stock Harley-Davidson touring model (1” lower on Street Glide)

The 944 ULTRA TOURING: Specifically designed to deliver a comfortable ride at a 1″ lowered stance. Built around Progressive latest FST technology (Frequency Sensing Technology), The Ultra Touring shocks utilize all the suspension travel provided by the full length units, but in a 1″ lowered ride height. The unique Ultra Touring spring combination not only delivers a lowered ride height while its being ridden, but also while it’s on the side stand.

The 944 ULTRA LOW: Just like the name implies, this is the lowest version of the 944 Series shocks. Designed to sit 2” lower than a stock HD Touring model and provide the best ride a short shock can. Want your bike in the weeds or struggling to reach the ground? The 944 Ultra Low is the shock for the job. At Progressive Suspension.

12 Responses to “Progressive 944-Series Ultra And Ultra-Low Shocks For Harley Touring Models 1980-2014”

  1. 1 Greg Sep 14th, 2014 at 8:27 am

    Great. The most important part of a tourer is suspension.

  2. 2 Mr Dick Sep 14th, 2014 at 10:35 am

    My 05 CVO EG had lowered susp. Rode like hell.

  3. 3 Progressive Suspension Sep 15th, 2014 at 1:03 am

    Mr. Dick? I guess it’s good that you own it.

    Here’s the deal, the 970 Ultra low is a special shock for special cases and provides the best possible ride with limited travel. Not everyone can flat foot a bagger and now lowered suspension does not have to mean a substantial compromise in ride quality.

  4. 4 HD Rider Sep 15th, 2014 at 8:59 am

    I had a set of 944’s on my 2010 Road King. Rode worse than the stock air shocks and could never get them adjusted to give a decent ride. Ending up selling them on Craigslist.

  5. 5 troll Sep 15th, 2014 at 11:24 am

    Sure, lower them more…they hardly go around corners now…

  6. 6 Blackmax Sep 15th, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    Progressive is one of the best out there
    Shorter shocks but with the same travel rate as stock.
    Quite a feat if you ask me …
    The problem is not with Progressive Suspension
    it’s with the stock rate of 2.5 inches which to me on a semi-touring bike is ridiculous !
    If you don’t plan on riding any NORMAL road(s) (Potholes, gravel. speed bumps, stuff like that)
    & just making it look cool. Ok, great, I’m fine with that, but please don’t tell me how great it is riding down the road….
    Hey Progressive, Do you have shock that can give Street & Road Glide riders
    a BETTER, more adjustable travel rate than the factory ???
    I know some people (like Troll) that would be interested in that ….

  7. 7 Progressive Suspension Sep 15th, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    Not sure what an adjustable travel rate is, but for riders that want the optimum ride we recommend the unthinkable! Raise the rear of the bike an inch (only in the case of the Street Glide). The more travel the shock has, the better we can make the ride. In many cases we’ll recommend a 13″ 444 Series shock for a Street. Glide, Road Glide or Ultra. The results are excellent, but we are getting off track. The point of the new 944 Ultra Low is a decent ride at a low stance. We make a suspension combo designed to suit each riders inseam, weight and ride quality needs, the Ultra Low is just a piece of that line.

  8. 8 Don R Sep 16th, 2014 at 1:14 am

    I don’t really get the whole lowered thing. It is understandable for those riders that have very short legs, but if that’s not the case, why compromise ride quality just to achieve the “look”? I have short legs, wear 29″ inseam jeans, and had no trouble stopping flat footed on an ’07 Electra Glide I had. I still have several HD’s, my favorite being an ’06 Heritage. One of the first things I did to it when I bought with very low miless was “unlower” it with Progressive shocks and fork springs. It rides great and I don’t get that very unsettling floor board dragging on turns.

    Sometimes the “look” just isn’t worth the compromises you make

  9. 9 JackS Sep 16th, 2014 at 6:57 am

    At 5’7, I would gladly trade the ride produced by reduced suspension travel for the independence of being able to back my bike out on my own when parked in gravel.

  10. 10 Progressive Suspension Sep 17th, 2014 at 7:06 am

    Don R and JackS, you guys are why we build a full line of shocks. Each rider has a height, rate and price point that suits their needs and we aim to make a suspension setup that keeps you comfortable, makes your wife want to ride with you more or allows you to flatfoot a 900lb bagger.

  11. 11 Michael Feb 5th, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    I’m 160lbs and my wife 150 lbs. I have a RG Custom with a detachable tourpack. Do I need the Heavy Duty. I have 12.5 440’s and at full out I don’t have enough adjustment.

  12. 12 Progressive Suspension Feb 5th, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    Are you riding two up most of the time? Detailed tech questions like this are generally best answered via our tech line. Give us a call or drop an email and we’ll walk you through selecting a proper shock and setup.

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